JULIET: A Revenge Comedy
co-written by Pippa Mackie and Ryan Gladstone
What if JULIET doesn’t kill herself?
JULIET: A Revenge Comedy is a fast-paced, action adventure comedy that follows Juliet on the literary adventure of the century. Juliet, played by Canadian Comedy Award nominee Pippa Mackie, refuses to die for someone she just met two days ago. She recruits a team of Shakespeare’s most famous female characters (all played by Fringe comedy veteran Carly Pokoradi) to find out why they’ve been forced to die! CAN THEY ALTER THEIR FATE?!
The show includes: quill fights, barge chases and killer snakes!
JULIET: A Revenge Comedy in the PRESS
★★★★★ STARS -CBC
“It’s cerebral without ever being inaccessible. It’s comfortably cool in the handy, food-purveying King’s Head Pub venue, so you’d be daft, or slow to buy, to miss out on this sure-to-sell-out gem.” - Lara Rae
-Winnipeg Free Press
“The interactions between Pokoradi and Mackie veer between classic Shakespeare and saucy modern-day dialogue, keeping audiences in stitches from beginning to end of the 60-minute production. The taut writing, sparse props and sound effects are bolstered by fantastic performances, which serve to ratchet up the laughs from start to finish.” - Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
“This is one of the best. Give yourself a treat.” - Liz Nicholls
The Woman, the Armchair & A Carton of Eggs
One Act Play
2016 - WRECKING BALL Event - Neworld Theatre
2017 - Pull Festival - Speakeasy Theatre
“In 2017, I was asked to participate in a writing event with Neworld theatre called “Wrecking Ball” in which various playwrights were asked to write a one-act play based on a news headline. My headline assignment read: “Man arrested after breaking into Vancouver home, stripping naked, and cooking eggs”. Using this headline as my inspiration, I wrote a dark comedy titled: “The Woman, the Armchair and a Carton of Eggs”. Other writers were assigned political headlines and I got the naked eggs dude. Trump had just been elected and I was angry. The more I thought about my headline, the more I found it to be reflective of the time we were in. The naked man represents the patriarchy marching into our lives/homes/minds and doing whatever the f* he wants to do. I started to think, how did we get here?! How did a pussy grabber become the President?! What can we do?! By the end of my one act play, the character She murders everyone with an axe.”
One Act Play
2015 - Pull Festival - Speakeasy Theatre - Published in Pull Festival Anthology 1
2016 - Shift Festival - Shift Theatre
Deer Harper is a darkly comedic love story starring former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and a deer.
Previous title: TRUANCE and the teenage blowjob
One Act & Full-Length
2012 - Pull Festival - Sum Theatre
2014 - Pull Festival - Sum Theatre
(Pippa is currently adapting Truance into a feature-length Screenplay with support from Wet Ink Collective)
Truance is a dark comedy based on true events about a 17-year-old girl who was put in jail for giving a 15 year old boy a blow job in the United States of America.
2018 - Pull Festival - Speakeasy Theatre
A woman’s previous sexual partners help her find out if she is truly in love.